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Ottawa to support youth mental health under $100m Covid-19 med help

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Funding is part of a commitment of $100 million to support those most affected by COVID-19 Ottawa – There is no health without mental health. While many Canadians struggle with mental health issues, certain groups in Canada are more likely to face disproportionate challenges accessing mental health supports because of racism, discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion. The Government of Canada …

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Addressing systemic discrimination in Canadian justice system

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Ottawa – The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system is a serious and complex issue rooted in systemic racism and the legacy of colonialism. The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to developing, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous partners, provinces, and territories, an Indigenous Justice Strategy (IJS) that is informed …

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Trudeau reflects on legacy of residential schools National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Ottawa – If you need someone to talk to, a National Residential School Crisis Line offers emotional support and crisis referral services for residential school Survivors and their families. Call the toll-free Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Hope for Wellness Help Line also offers support to all Indigenous …

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Toronto ready to administer bivalent Covid-19 booster doses

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Toronto – Ontario Ministry of Health issued recommendations for the use of the Moderna Spikevax® Bivalent (50mcg) COVID-19 vaccine (bivalent) and Toronto Public Health (TPH) is prepared for the next phase of its vaccination campaign. More information is available on the Province’s newsroom webpage . Beginning today, at 8 a.m., COVID-19 bivalent booster dose appointments at TPH vaccination clinics are available …

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Recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation on Sept 30

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​BRAMPTON – Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton in recognizing Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 30, 2022. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation seeks to understand the impact and intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and nations, and to honour the First Nations, Inuit and Métis lives …

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Indigenous Services Canada Covid-19 monthly update 

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Ottawa – Covid-19 case numbers are increasing with the current seventh wave, and it is impacting communities across the country. Indigenous Services Canada remains available to assist in prevention and response efforts. The Government of Canada is monitoring COVID-19 throughout the country, including the newest variants of concern, B.4 and B.5. Vaccination remains the most efficient form of protection against …

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Ontarians Aged 18+ Eligible for 2nd Booster Shot

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Free rapid antigen tests extended to December 31, 2022, including for general public TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for second booster doses to Ontarians aged 18 and over in order to provide an extra layer of protection to those who may need it. Starting today, July 14 at …

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Implementing UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

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Ottawa – David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: “The coming into force of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act marked a historic milestone in Canada’s collective journey to move forward on reconciliation—one rooted in the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. …

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day: “Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis from coast to coast to coast will celebrate their unique histories, cultures, traditions, and languages with their families and communities. Every year, we celebrate the diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada and the …

Indigenous Arts Festival

Indigenous Arts Festival returns 

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Toronto – The Indigenous Arts Festival returns this weekend to Fort York National Historic Site. The festival is a free, community-focused event in celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music and dance, along with artisan and culinary experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples living across Turtle Island and Indigenous communities around the world. The Indigenous Arts Festival is …